Dr Jo Swaffield
Research Excellence Academy Fellow
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I am currently employed as a Research Excellence Academy Fellow in the politics department. I am working with Derek Bell (Newcastle) and Wouter Peeters (Birmingham) on the project: 'Individual Responsibility for Realising Human Rights: Climate Change, Poverty and Other Problems and Aggregate Effects'.
Research Excellence Academy Project: 'Individual Responsibility for Realising Human Rights: Climate Change, Poverty and Other Problems of Aggregate Effects'.
Other research interests: Neoliberal environmentalism and its impact on (un)sustainable behaviour; the politics and policy of sustainable waste management, the politics of climate change and individual behaviour
- Evans D, Welch D, Swaffield J. Constructing and mobilizing ‘the consumer’: Responsibility, consumption and the politics of sustainability. Environment and Planning A 2017, 49(6), 1396-1412.
- Swaffield J. Freebies, freedom and fundamental change: resistance to neoliberal environmentalism in large ‘green’ corporations. Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability 2016, 22(5), 553-567.
- Swaffield J. After a decade of critique: neoliberal environmentalism, discourse analysis and the promotion of climate-protecting behaviour in the workplace. Geoforum 2016, 70, 119-129.
- Bell D, Gray T, Haggett C, Swaffield J. Re-visiting the ‘social gap’: public opinion and relations of power in the local politics of wind energy. Environmental Politics 2013, 22, 115-135.
- Swaffield J, Bell D. Can 'climate champions' save the planet? A critical reflection on neoliberal social change. Environmental Politics 2012, 21(2), 248-267.
- Swaffield J, Evans D, Welch D. Profit, reputation and ‘doing the right thing’: convention theory and the problem of food waste in the UK retail sector. Geoforum 2018, 89, 43–51.
- Evans D, Welch D, Swaffield J. Supermarkets, the ‘consumer’ and responsibilities for sustainable food. In: T. Marsden, ed. The SAGE Handbook of Nature. London, UK: Sage Publications Ltd, 2018.
- Welch D, Swaffield J, Evans D. Who's Responsible for Food Waste? Consumers, Retailers and the Food Waste Discourse Coalition in the UK. Journal of Consumer Culture 2018. In Press.